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Hazard Communication Standard Pictogram En español

As of June 1, 2015, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will require pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). The pictogram on the label is determined by the chemical hazard classification.

HCS Pictograms and Hazards

Health Hazard

Health Hazard

  • Carcinogen
  • Mutagenicity
  • Reproductive Toxicity
  • Respiratory Sensitizer
  • Target Organ Toxicity
  • Aspiration Toxicity

Flame

Flame

  • Flammables
  • Pyrophorics
  • Self-Heating
  • Emits Flammable Gas
  • Self-Reactives
  • Organic Peroxides

Exclamation Mark

Exclamation Mark

  • Irritant (skin and eye)
  • Skin Sensitizer
  • Acute Toxicity (harmful)
  • Narcotic Effects
  • Respiratory Tract Irritant
  • Hazardous to Ozone Layer (Non-Mandatory

Gas Cylinder

Gas Cylinder

  • Gases Under Pressure

Exploding Bomb

Exploding Bomb

  • Explosives
  • Self-Reactives
  • Organic Peroxides

Flame Over Circle

Flame Over Circle

  • Oxidizers

Environment (Non-Mandatory)

Environment (Non-Mandatory)

  • Aquatic Toxicity

Skull and Crossbones

Skull and Crossbones

  • Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic)

For more information:

Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration

U.S. Department of Labor
www.osha.gov (800) 321-OSHA (6742)

OSHA 3491-02 2012

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